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Karakorum (Kharkhorin), Kharkhorin

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Explore the ruins of Karakorum (Kharkhorin), the ancient capital of the Mongol empire and part of the Orkhon Valley World Heritage Site. The town reached its peak in the 13th and 14th centuries, used by Genghis Khan as a base for his army and later expanded by his son, Ogodei. Excavations performed in the 20th century unearthed a variety of remains, including roads, temple walls, and kiln ovens. Visit the archaeological museum nearby to admire an array of valuable artifacts uncovered from the area, as well as a large replica of what the city may have looked like in the 13th century. Arrange your visit to Karakorum (Kharkhorin) and discover more family-friendly attractions in Kharkhorin using our Kharkhorin travel itinerary maker.
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  • The temple and walls are only about 300 years old. The only thing left of the old city is two turtle statutes which I made a point on seeing. The temples are just okay. But all thr sites take less tha...  more »
  • Somon (administrative unit of Mongolia), interesting no-Kharkhorin settlement, where there is a monument to the old Soviet DT-54 and started iron fence whether House of culture, whether in administration or school. 800 years ago Kharkhorin or as it was called, Karakorum was the most significant city of the Mongol Empire. Now, however, the Karakoram is a field with hills, under which buried the city of great Mongols. According to legend, four stone turtles were located on the corners of ancient Karakorum. Karakoram resembles that of afrosiab in Samarkand. Modern Mongolians sell ancient artifacts (arrowheads, coins, pottery, ceramics, candlesticks), which are on the territory of the ancient city, for funny money.
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  • nice easy walk, sometimes some one may ask you for fee, best light with sunrise, old wooden architecture 

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